If you are thinking about becoming an owner operator in the trucking business, there are several things you ought to consider. It’s a major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
There are are many factors to consider and things you should know, before becoming an owner operator and jumping into the money pit, with both feet.
Your biggest investment is your truck. It’s best to pay a healthy down stroke toward the financing or lease of your rig.
Many carriers have a credit card system or use Commdata cards for their owner operators, which are very handy for fueling.
Long periods of separation can be destructive for even the most stable relationships. Long absences can be devastating for families, too.
If you have made the final decision on becoming an owner operator, be sure you have a firm grasp on your personal finances.
Being on the road for long periods of time can be an issue for truckers with health issues.